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Spice of Life

Alamelu Vairavan, a Whitefish Bay resident, is an author and culinary instructor. Alamelu has a passion for educating the public about the use of spices and legumes in preparing healthy and tasty foods. She is also interested in educating the public about the growing research that points to the enormous health benefits of spices in preventing many diseases. Her mission is to enrich people's culinary experience and to inspire them to discover that cooking and sharing healthful foods can be an especially joyful experience.

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A Farm-Fresh Homecoming!

I had a wonderful October in 2010, first with my participation in Food and Dine Wisconsin Event in our beautiful city of Milwaukee, followed by my participation in the Annual Kohler Food and Wine Experience in beautiful Kohler, WI. Both events were so memorable. Meeting people from the community in the first event and then meeting people from Illinois, Minneapolis, New York, California in the Kohler event was an exhilarating experience for me.

My cooking presentations at both events were well attended and people were very excited to learn about healthful Indian flavors. The marketing team at the Journal-Sentinel did a fantastic job in celebrating and recognizing our own talents here in Milwaukee. Chefs, authors, wine and cheese experts were all featured in this amazing two day event at the Frontier Airlines Center. Thanks to David Wise and Becky Steimle of the Journal-Sentinel for organizing such an event celebrating Milwaukee. It was a demonstration of great community spirit.

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